Drakensberg hike

A beautiful hike in the Garden Castle section of the Drakensberg Mountains. The hike goes up to a cave called Pillar Cave. Although we didn’t make it all the way to the cave (still struggling with my back…) the scenery was amazing. The smoke in the background is from controlled burning of the grasslands to create firebreaks, protecting the World Heritage Site of the Drakensberg.

Waterfall

The Waterfall trail at Storms River Mouth Rest Camp ends at a beautiful waterfall where the water drops over a cliff into a rock pool that connects to the sea. The water is clean and cool – and offers a great opportunity for a swim after the demanding hike!

Ocean view

Hiking the Waterfall trail at Storms River Mouth Rest Camp – which is also the beginning of the Otter trail. After a particularly challenging scramble over the rocks on the beach we took the opportunity to rest in the shade of a large cave. What a spectacular view on the ocean shore!